Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 08:21 PM PST

Gov. Brown Lays Out Revised Drought Plan

Gov. Brown Lays Out Revised Drought Plan

Caution was the theme of Governor Brown's State of the State address when it came to finances and our drought. "Water goes to the heart of what California is and what it has been over centuries," Gov.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:44 AM PST

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's storms.

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 01:01 PM PST

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Californians Miss Water Conservation Target

Drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, once again missing the 25 percent conservation mandate

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 06:52 PM PST

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

Water Officials Hope Conservation Efforts Will Continue in 2016

2015 will be remembered as one of the driest years in California history. There are promising signs El Niño will send us in the right direction, but experts warn the drought is not over yet.

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 07:21 PM PST

Drought Busters: Is Sierra Snow Enough?

Drought Busters: Is Sierra Snow Enough?

From the Sierra to Santa Clara, it’s the message of the day: the snow survey is encouraging but is still a long way from ending the drought.

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 05:42 PM PST

California Snowpack Above Average, But Not Enough

California Snowpack Above Average, But Not Enough

California water managers said the snowpack survey results Wednesday during the winter's first manual snowpack survey were encouraging, but not where the state needs to be: 136 percent of normal.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.

 

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